Purdy box of chocolates 2007 Centennial Cover


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Collecting is like a box of chocolates, you don’t know what you are going to get.

Richard Purdy opened his first chocolate shop, on Vancouver’s high end shopping mecca, Robson Street, in 1907. Purdy’s now has over 50 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario, often at the entrances to shopping malls. How often do collectors get to combine their love of chocolate and their love of covers?

Purdy’s Chocolates recently approached All Nations to offer their unsold balance of the Box of Chocolates Covers Canada Post prepared for Purdy’s Centenary in 2007. The Katie Deering designed commemorative envelopes were issued in a limited quantity of only 10,000 pieces, and were a quick sellout from Canada Post. The colourful Box of Chocolates motif proved popular with sweet-toothed collectors everywhere and retail prices rose to $25 and held at that level. We have a limited number of these attractive covers available at $14.95.